Boonara Mentor
Still winning...and still producing winners!

“Boonara Mentor is a consistent performer, he is a pleasure to compete on, and to have around.”
Huon & Colleen Smith

Service Fee

  • $1,650 inc GST
  • Chilled semen available


Boonara Performance Horses
131 Rogash Rd
(3 hours NW of Brisbane)


Boonara Mentor's story

Huon and Colleen Smith and their Boonara Stud are instantly recognisable as quality.

Boonara Mentor
Photo by Mel Driscoll Photography. Boonara Mentor.

Their great care and dedication shows in every aspect of their business and their horses. Their resident stallion, Boonara Mentor is no different. He oozes class, he goes about his schedule with a minimum of fuss and his results speak for themselves.

His story relates totally to Huon’s desire to upgrade his band of approximately ten brood mares and to breed better horses to meet both the competition arena and the sales rings. One of his first steps to achieve this goal was to purchase Warrenbri Eve from Lindsay and Jan Knight. Eve was a full sister to Warrenbri Omega, who was one of the premier Stock Horse stallions at the time and remains one of the all-time greats to this day.

Cattle Baron was the resident sire at Boonara at this time and was being extensively used with Huon’s mares, including Eve. However fate took over when Eve was to be joined. Cattle Baron had developed colic and was at the Oakey Vet Clinic being treated. Eve was also in Oakey but was unable to be joined due to the colic. Dogwood Comet was also in the vicinity at Toowoomba so Huon decided to join her to Comet as the timing was right.

Boonara Mentor was the resultant foal and although Huon wasn’t particularly trying to breed a colt he was immediately impressed with Eve’s new addition. He had a certain air of confidence from birth and he also had impressive movement. It was also at the time when Terry Hall was starting to campaign a new colt that had everyone talking called Hazelwood Conman. Boonara Mentor is a three quarter brother to Conman, being by Comet and from a Romeo mare, and with this attention Huon decided that he would definitely give him every opportunity to succeed as a sire.

Colleen Smith & Boonara Symphony, Eidsvold Res Open Winner 2017
Colleen Smith & Boonara Symphony, Eidsvold Res Open Winner 2017

Huon broke him in as a 2 yo and from the beginning he was very trainable with a great nature and was immediately on a different level to anything Huon had previously broken in. His education continued in this extremely positive pattern and he was ready to perform at the Stock Horse Nationals as a 3 yo where he won the Working section of the Futurity, the Station Horse Colt and placed in several other sections of the Futurity.

As a 4 yo he was challenged extensively winning the Monto Gold Buckle Open Challenge and was the Runner Up at Paradise. Soon after, he started drafting, winning a Maiden very early at Proston and quickly became the consistent Open performer that we recognise today.

He was first used as a sire as a 2 yo with his first foal being Colleen’s wonderful Open mare, Symphony. He has consistently bred solid books of mares and his progeny can be seen in a great variety of disciplines with challenging and campdrafting being the main.  He has also seen his progeny sell for big numbers through the sales rings and happily these progeny have continued to perform for their new owners.


Mentor has a successful Show and Challenge career, but currently focuses on Campdrafting.




  • 1st Tansey Open Draft



  • ACA Champion Open Horse – South East Zone
  • 1st Manumbar Open
  • 1st Brymaroo Open
  • 3rd Proston Golden Spurs
  • 3rd Landmark Stallion Shootout

Pre - 2017

Numerous wins & placings in Campdraft & Challenge, incuding:

  • Paradise Lagoons Challenge Reserve Champion
  • Springsure Open Challenge Champion
  • Springsure Open Challenge Champion
  • Finalist Ladies Warwick Gold Cup
  • 1st Tansey Open draft

Very early achevements include:

2008 – 4yo

  • 1st Monto Gold Buckle Challenge
  • Reserve Champion Paradise Lagoons Challenge.
  • Proston Golden Spurs – 1st Maiden draft win

2006 – 2yo

  • 1st Working Section of the 3yo National Futurity
  • 1st in the Station Horse colt 3 and under
  • Placed in the Working, Hack, and Pleasure Hack at the Nationals.

Boonara Mentor has proven himself as a Sire, producing winners in all fields of competition.

Mentor is passing on his Talent, Trainability and Style. The bloodlines he carries are highly sought after and, his progeny are in high demand.


Boonara Portress

Dam – Boonara Surreal


  • 1st Mundubbera Golden Stirrup Novice


  • 1st Trafalgar Maiden Draft
  • 2nd Restricted Open Eidsvold
  • 2nd Proston Golden Spurs Open Draft
  • 2nd Nat Buchanan Open Draft Dalby

Boonara Symphony

Dam – Donrica Ballerina


  • 5th Mundubbera Golden Stirrup Res Open


  • 1st Eidsvold Restricted Open Campdraft

Boonara Belaire

Dam – Donrica Ballerina – Full sister to Boonara Symphony


  • QLD ASH State Show Open – 1st

Stanger Gwen

Dam – Admiral Flashy Chic


  • Winner of ACA Finals Novice draft.
  • 1st Saxby Open
  • 1st Julia Creek Open
  • 1st Burke Town Restricted Open

Boonara Coco

Dam – Nonda Feel The Rhythm


  • Finalist Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge
  • 5th Kilkivan 4yo Maturity

Boonara Essence

Dam – Boonara Diva


  • Finalist Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge
  • 3rd Kilkivan 4yo Maturity

Boonara Sayonse

Dam – Docs Double D


  • 1st Dalby Show Stockmans Challenge


  • 6th Proston Golden Spurs Maiden

Boonara Silvator

Dam – Boonara Quick Silver


  • 3rd Clermont ACA Novice draft

Boonara Billy Black

Dam – Lethal Charmaine


  • 3rd – Ashford Show Novice draft


  • 1st – Casino Novice draft
  • 2nd – Mt Isa Novice A (91 89)


  • Nowendoc Open Finalist


  • 1st – Casino Ladies draft


  • Horse of the North finalist


  • NCHA Snafflebit Futurity Champion.

Boonara Shimmer

Dam: Smokin Havanna


  • Sold Landmark for $36,000 to Jordison family.


Boonara Sierra

Dam – Boonara Serene


  • 1st – Nebo Juvenile, with Holly Watts


Dam – Oak Chic


  • 1st – Muttaburra Ladies


  • 1st – Retreat Creek Restricted Open
  • 1st Alpha Ladies


  • 1st – Monto Silver Buckle Open draft
  • 1st Rocky Rush Open
  • 1st Clermont Novice


  • 1st – Bauhinia Maiden

Stockhaven Calypso

  • 4 yo mare (2018)
  • Dam: Stockhaven Rhythm (HSH)

2018 Dalby ASH Sale

  • Sold – $10,000
  • Vendor: Mrs K Bargenquast, Monto QLD
  • Purchaser: Mandy Curran, Longreach QLD

Sailor Moon

  • Dam: Smart Little Honey
  • Owned by Berragoon Stud


  • World Cup Polocrosse Championship with Lucy Grills
    • Champion Women’s ASH Horse
    • Women’s Horse of the Match (also awarded women’s mare of match earlier in week against Zambia).

Boonara Commandette

2018 Dalby ASHS Sale

  • Sold – $28,000
  • Purchaser: Brendan Kelly and Bridey Jonas, Peranga QLD
  • Vendor: H Smith, Tansey QLD

2019 Landmark Classic Sale Horses

100% clearance.  4 of 4 sold

Top price:

  • Lot 290 – chickalenas Last.  2 yo mare sold for $29,000.


Lot 49 - Boonara Burlesque


  • Sold Dalby Australian ASH Sale – $20,000.

2019 Dalby ASH Sale – Lot – 49 – Boonara Burlesque – $20K

Congratulations to Huon & Colleen Smith on the sale of their beautiful 8 yo Boonara Mentor mare Lot 49 – Boonara Burlesque. She sold for $20,000 to Will McCamley, Dingo Australian Stock Horse Sale

Posted by Select Sires on Saturday, 30 November 2019


2020 Nutrien Classic Horse Sale

100% Clearance.

Kents Pocket Shantel

  • 8 yo mare


  • Nutrien Supreme Birthday Bonanza Sale. Sold $19,000.

Boonara Mentor is by the top Campdrafting stallion, Dogwood Comet and his two Grandsires are the legendary Warrenbri Romeo and Elliotts Creek Cadet. He also features the bloodlines of foundation sire Humewood Millman and the well-performed impact sire, Rivoli Ray.


Sire: Dogwood Comet

Dogwood Comet started drafting at 4 years old, but a potential career was cut short when he lost an eye in an accident at the truck and was retired to stud duties.

After seven years Terry & Chrissie Hall decided to retry him and he was just as he always was. He was better with left hand courses as he could get his bearings better, but his will and commitment showed the character of the horse to perform so well with his disability. They took him on a trip to the Territory where he won a Progressive Draft and then he was retired again.

Dogwood Comet is also the sire of Hazelwood Conman & Keewong Combat.

Dam: Warrenbri Eve

  • Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge Winner
  • Top price Dalby ASH Sale
  • Winner 10 Open Campdrafts and multiple Juvenile drafts
  • Full sister to Warrenbri Omega

Paternal Grandsire: Warrenbri Romeo

Warrenbri Romeo has undoubtedly been one of the greatest genetic influences in campdrafting bloodlines in Australia.

During his lifetime he was the dominant sire and his daughters and granddaughters have become very valuable assets to the industry.

His legacy remains today as a strong and influential gene pool with many of todays champions carrying the “Warrenbri Romeo” genes.

Maternal Grandsire: Elliotts Creek Cadet

Elliotts Creek Cadet is an influential stallion who sired more than 50 successful sire sons.  He was a star performer who produced star performers.  He retired at 8 yo but commanded such respect in that short time that he served a full book of mares for the next 20 years, with an ever increasing service fee.


Registration #: 167487
Foaling Date: 23/9/2002
Colour: BAY
Height: 15.1 hh
Breeder/Owner: Mr HA Smith

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Stock Horse Stud Book register.
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Print advertisements


Ad by Show Pony Graphics for Australian Campdrafting Magazine.


2019 Australian Campdrafting Magazine ad. Artwork by Show Pony Graphics.


2018 Australian Campdrafting Magazine ad. Artwork by Show Pony Graphics.
2018 Australian Campdrafting Magazine ad. Artwork by Show Pony Graphics.


2017 ACM ad - Boonara Mentor
2017 Australian Campdrafting Magazine ad. Artwork by Show Pony Graphics.


2016 Australian Campdrafting Magazine ad. Artwork by Show Pony Graphics.
2016 Australian Campdrafting Magazine ad. Artwork by Show Pony Graphics.
Video Gallery

Boonara Mentor


Boonara Coco

2019 Landmark Classic Challenge Final – Boonara Coco & Huon Smith. The Boonara horses are so good they don’t even need a rider!  Great run Coco! – [View Full Run]   [View Coco’s Run]

Boonara Billy Black

2018 Warwick 

2018 Landmark

Boonara Silvercraft

  • 2020 Nutrien Classic Horse Sale.  Lot 476, 3 yo mare.  Sold for $32,000.  [View Video]

Boonara Dynasty

  • 2020 Nutrien Classic Horse Sale.  Lot 246, 3 yo mare.  Sold for $21,000. [View Video]

Chickalenas Last

  • 2019 Landmark Classic Sale – Lot 260, 2 yo mare Sold $29,000.  [View Video]

Boonara Vandette

  • 2019 Landmark Classic Sale – Lot 213, 3 yo mare – Sold $22,000.  [View Video]


Huon and Colleen Smith
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